• Warriors back as National Basketball Association champions
Warriors back as National Basketball Association champions

I'm ready to do it again". This time, James gave way to KD, who was the NBA Finals MVP 10 years after being picked second in the NBA draft behind Greg Oden. Thompson and Smith confronted West and all three of those players got technical fouls. "The backstory is after Game 7 last year, I told one of my close friends to save this for a year...

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  • Draymond Green: Cavs Fans are 'Just Rude'
Draymond Green: Cavs Fans are 'Just Rude'

But Durant's three-point dagger over James was precisely the type of play the Warriors must have had in mind when they signed him last July in hopes of avenging their NBA Finals loss to the Cavs a year ago. The San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals , and those Spurs looked like one of the most complete basketball teams...

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  • Warriors fans celebrate NBA title with rowdy street party
Warriors fans celebrate NBA title with rowdy street party

Iguodala, the 2015 Finals MVP, came up big again with his 2017 postseason-best 20 points off the bench and stingy defense on James in a testy, tightly called finale to this trilogy Finals that everyone had stamped on the calendar from the moment Durant departed Oklahoma City to join Curry and Co.

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  • France vs England: Match preview and prediction
France vs England: Match preview and prediction

Likewise Southgate was unwilling to say Hart, with his club career in limbo, would return to the starting lineup when England resume their World Cup qualifying programme against Malta and Slovakia in early September. France's players were touched by the overwhelming show of support they received from England fans when they played a friendly a...

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  • Rafael Nadal Wins Record 10th French Open Title
Rafael Nadal Wins Record 10th French Open Title

But the 32-year-old, the oldest Roland Garros finalist in 44 years, had no answers as Nadal eclipsed Pete Sampras on the all-time list of major champions with 15 titles. But, from a seemingly fruitless position, he then engineered one of the sport's most remarkable seasons. "Thank you for everything", said Nadal. All those years ago, it was...

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  • Wales ready for crunch battle without Gareth Bale, says Chris Coleman
Wales ready for crunch battle without Gareth Bale, says Chris Coleman

Serbia now sit in first, level on points with the Republic of Ireland and are under pressure to beat Wales in order to remain in the driver's seat. It was Wales' fifth successive draw, but in the cold light of day manager Chris Coleman will consider this a job well done ahead of September qualifiers against Austria and Moldova.

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  • Warriors capture their second National Basketball Association title in three years
Warriors capture their second National Basketball Association title in three years

The win provided redemption for the Warriors, who brought Kevin Durant over from the Oklahoma City Thunder last offseason to bolster their already high-powered offense. "I'm just so happy to be a part of it". Golden State Warriors fans are breakdancing in downtown Oakland and honking their horns in San Francisco to celebrate their team's...

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  • Farrell miss costly as Lions suffer second defeat at Highlanders
Farrell miss costly as Lions suffer second defeat at Highlanders

Sopoaga pegged back three points to make it 15-13, before Sam Warburton scored for the Lions after they hammered away for 10 phases on the Highlanders line. The Lions had led by as many as nine points during the second half but couldn't convert that lead into a victory as the hosts scored ten points in the final 20 minutes to nick the win.

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  • Warriors Oust Cavs In Game 5 To Win Championship; Durant Named MVP
Warriors Oust Cavs In Game 5 To Win Championship; Durant Named MVP

Last summer, Durant , who chose to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder in free agency, elected to join forces with another superstar in Stephen Curry as well as Draymond Green and Klay Thompson to make Golden State a super team , and the group was close to unstoppable in the regular season and postseason.

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  • Andy Murray tops Juan Martin del Potro in French Open third-round
Andy Murray tops Juan Martin del Potro in French Open third-round

You play someone that good, maybe you're a little bit more switched on. "But I thought I played some good tennis towards the end", he said. "Andy is one of the favourites to win this tournament". "Andy, he's very smart on court", Del Potro said to Guardian reporters after losing. Cilic is yet to surrender a set at Roland Garros this year and ...

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  • Chris Woakes ruled out of ICC Champions Trophy with side strain
Chris Woakes ruled out of ICC Champions Trophy with side strain

Maxwell was absent from the bowling crease against New Zealand on Friday as skipper Steve Smith again opted for Travis Head as his sole spin-bowling option. Medium pacer Plunkett was the pick of the bowlers for England , taking four wickets in his 10 overs and conceding 59 runs. Spinners Mehedi Hasan and Sunzamul Islam as well as pacemen Taskin Ah...

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  • Warriors vs. Cavs NBA Finals Game 5 Preview And Prediction
Warriors vs. Cavs NBA Finals Game 5 Preview And Prediction

The BT Player is available on laptop or desktop and BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the games live online through mobile or tablet. "We didn't play up to the level we were supposed to, and they exposed that and took advantage of it and came out and played extremely well ", Kevin Durant said.

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  • Here's why Draymond Green wasn't ejected for his 'second' technical foul
Here's why Draymond Green wasn't ejected for his 'second' technical foul

However, a scoring error in the first half incorrectly gave Green a technical foul when it was actually meant for Golden State head coach Steve Kerr . According to Burke, that technical was assessed to Kerr only after Green picked up his second. "When I say something, I've thought about what I'm going to say before I say it", Green said.

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  • Warriors dethrone Cavaliers, capture National Basketball Association title with 129-120 win
Warriors dethrone Cavaliers, capture National Basketball Association title with 129-120 win

James had just become the first player in NBA history to average a triple-double in the NBA Finals after scoring 41 points with 13 rebounds and eight assists in Game 5 on Monday night. This time, everyone was healthy. They face a big offseason, with the free agencies of Durant, Curry, Iguodala, and Shaun Livingston. "We prevailed, we are ch...

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  • Warriors top Cavaliers to win NBA title
Warriors top Cavaliers to win NBA title

Durant, who will likely be crowned Finals MVP, finished with a team-high 39 points on 14-of-20 shooting. Back-to-back MVP Steph Curry ended his Finals in fine form, too, bouncing back from a bad Game 4 to add 34 points, 10 assists and six rebounds.

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  • Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to clinch NBA title
Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to clinch NBA title

Golden State grabbed the Game 5 lead with a 28-7 second quarter run, and despite pressure from the Cavaliers never gave it up, going on to win 129-120. "Game 4 erased the Warriors" chance at playoff perfection. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue was asked about his team's needs when told of Kerr's comments.

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  • Warriors' Green Will be On Court for Game 5
Warriors' Green Will be On Court for Game 5

In the middle of the third quarter in Game 4, when it appeared Green had collected his second technical of the game, which means an automatic ejection, Ray Charles' signature song, "Hit the Road Jack", began playing in the arena. "They don't just lay down and die", Durant said. "It happens every year". Green is averaging 11.3 points, 9.8 rebounds...

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  • Warriors clinch National Basketball Association title to continue golden age
Warriors clinch National Basketball Association title to continue golden age

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, there have been only seven times a player scored at least 40 points to win when facing elimination in the Finals and Irving and James have each done it twice the past two years. "I'm just so happy to be a part of it". Golden State hosts Game 5 on Monday night. The Warriors needed to not get overwhelme...

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  • Spanish state prosecutor charges Ronaldo with tax fraud
Spanish state prosecutor charges Ronaldo with tax fraud

The lawsuit has been filed on the basis of Spanish tax authorities' report sent to the prosecutor's office. He also took part in a very special quiz. According to Sky News on Tuesday, prosecutors in Spain have filed a lawsuit against the 32-year-old Portugal captain for alleged tax fraud amounting to almost £13m.

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  • NBA Finals Game 5: Players get feisty
NBA Finals Game 5: Players get feisty

I think that holding him to only 14 points, transition was big for us. "We have to come out with some fire and try it get done". No Bay Area-based professional sports team has won a title at home since the Oakland Athletics captured the 1974 World Series championship.

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  • Warriors ride Durant to beat Cavaliers and clinch National Basketball Association title
Warriors ride Durant to beat Cavaliers and clinch National Basketball Association title

Then in Game 3, with the series teetering between a competition and a steamroll, he ripped out Cleveland's hearts with a 7-0 run in the final minute, highlighted by the shot of his life - and he's made almost 7,000 of them in the National Basketball Association - a 26-footer from the left wing, one of his favorite spots on the floor, released high ...

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  • Warriors beat Cavaliers to win NBA Finals
Warriors beat Cavaliers to win NBA Finals

Stephen Curry chipped in 34 points on 10-20 shooting with six rebounds and 10 assists. Draymond Green was the man that began the recruiting process, dropping a text message to Durant the night of his defeat to the Cavaliers , who had evened the NBA Finals series matchup at one apiece.

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  • Rain helps Pakistan shock South Africa by 19 runs
Rain helps Pakistan shock South Africa by 19 runs

Having completed 27 overs, with 119 runs over three wickets for Pakistan , the umpires called the covers on as rain affected the match. And when fast bowler Morne Morkel took two wickets in three balls, Pakistan were faltering at 41 for two under the Edgbaston floodlights.

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  • Harry Kane hails
Harry Kane hails "fantastic" England character

But in a breathless denouement, Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane dispatched a deep cross at the back post to preserve England's unbeaten record in Group F and deny Scotland a first win over their oldest rivals since 1999. "It's a game we should win, a game we were in total control of", the England boss told ITV . Despite being held by ...

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  • Jelena Ostapenko wins her maiden title at the Roland Garros !!!
Jelena Ostapenko wins her maiden title at the Roland Garros !!!

The last player, male or female, to win their first career title at a major was Gustavo Kuerten in 1997 - incredibly on the Ostapenko was born, so perhaps it was just fate. She ended Roland Garros with 299 winners - more than any woman or man in the tournament. Maintaining this high standard will now be the main thing for Ostapenko but she is c...

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  • Nashville Predators @ Pittsburgh Penguins Preview: Game 5
Nashville Predators @ Pittsburgh Penguins Preview: Game 5

Subban that set the stage for Evgeni Malkin's back-breaking goal and also heaved a water bottle onto the ice to protest a slash on teammate Chris Kunitz from Predators' defenceman Mattias Ekholm . Over the first three rounds, he had seven goals in 19 games. "The only way you can do your very best to control the outcome is to focus on the pro...

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  • Yankees OF Aaron Judge Blasts Ridiculous 495-Foot Home Run
Yankees OF Aaron Judge Blasts Ridiculous 495-Foot Home Run

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge went 4-for-4 with two home runs and a double against the Orioles on Sunday, bringing his batting line up to.344/.450/.718 for the season. The Fresno State product's first big league homer in California thrilled a road crowd that was loaded with supporters of the AL East leaders. Holliday and Judge each...

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  • Scooter Gennett Makes Cincinnati Reds History Tuesday
Scooter Gennett Makes Cincinnati Reds History Tuesday

CHICAGO - Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs, and Jake Arrieta turned in his sixth quality start as Chicago defeated Miami. Up until Tuesday's game, Gennett wasn't exactly on fire coming into this particular contest against the Cardinals , CBS Sports reports .

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  • Antoine Griezmann 'to sign new Atletico Madrid contract'
Antoine Griezmann 'to sign new Atletico Madrid contract'

But United ended their interest in the player when it emerged Jose Mourinho instead meant to sign a new No 9, leaving Griezmann to pledge his allegiance to the La Liga giants. But after the club's transfer ban was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for sport , Griezmann has made a show of commitment. Atletico Madrid finished third in La Liga l...

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  • Liverpool sensationally pull out of Van Dijk transfer
Liverpool sensationally pull out of Van Dijk transfer

Reports on Tuesday from many national and local media explained how Southampton are reporting Liverpool to the Premier League over what they perceive to be an illegal approach for the 25-year-old Dutchman. Considering Liverpool have raided the Saints every summer for their best players ranging from Adam Lallana to Dejan Lovren to Nat...

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  • MLB Draft 2017: Grading the Yankees' first pick
MLB Draft 2017: Grading the Yankees' first pick

Kendall, 21, was rated highly for his elite speed and is considered an outstanding defensive center fielder. He led the Commodores in home runs (15), doubles (15) and stolen bases (19) but also led the team in strikeouts (73) as well. "I think every player has a development piece, and sometimes more than one, to reach the major leagues", Gasparino ...

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  • Kevin Durant helps Warriors win second NBA title in three years
Kevin Durant helps Warriors win second NBA title in three years

The main headliner was Kevin Durant , who infamously joined the Warriors as a free agent from western conference rivals Oklohama City Thunder following last year's finals. "I broke down so I couldn't really finish my speech", he said. Warriors point guard Steph Curry said the experience of losing in last year's finals served them well in t...

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  • Kevin Durant leads Warriors to National Basketball Association title
Kevin Durant leads Warriors to National Basketball Association title

He averaged 25.3 points, 10.9 rebounds and seven assists in 2013, another year he won the Finals with a command performance in a Game 7, that time with the Miami Heat. The second quarter started with more cold shooting by the Warriors, strong defense by the Cavs and a James slam over the outstretched arms of Kevin Durant .

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  • Australia put up an improved performance but rain has the final word
Australia put up an improved performance but rain has the final word

With rain looming here at The Oval, the Australian stepped on the gas to bowl out Bangladesh for just 182 runs in 44.3 overs in their ICC Champions Trophy game on Monday. Heavy rain forced the players off the field, however, and after delaying a decision over whether to wait for the downpours to pass it was decided that the points would have to...

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  • Harry Kane to retain England captaincy for France friendly
Harry Kane to retain England captaincy for France friendly

But with only a minute left of injury time captain Harry Kane saved England's unbeaten qualifying record with a cool finish as the game eneded 2-2. but of course we have an enormous journey to go on to match teams who have already won World Cups and European Championships with players who are Champions League winners regularly".

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